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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
't as romantic? >> they wanted to know if it was a vampire. that's a different movie. >> the fiscal cliff. yesterday abc wrote republican doomsday snow. doomsday scenario was that you vote for the senate bill extended bush tax cuts 4908% of the people. say that's it, no more. "the new york times" today, it's a fallback position. specters well i don't want to -- apocalyptics have because i am confident there's enough people, a majority of people in this town to extend what we're doing here, with playing chicken with is the most important country in the world. we are on the verge of doing some significant things. to this enormous an extraordinary country. i don't think anyone wants to be part of the republic. that being said, before we talk about fiscal cliff, we'll get because the last fiscal cliff. we had another fiscal cliff types of new with the debt limit to create a center that led to this ridiculous idea that i voted against that let's put a bunch of bad things to happen at one time because that will force washington to do something. surprise, it didn't work. here we are again. so we
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
these myths, i hope that we have a more constructive discussion on averting this fiscal cliff. republicans have already stated they are willing to accept some new revenue. speaker boehner has put $800 billion in new revenues on the table. however, we still not have heard from any sub substantive ideas m the president or other leading democrats about cuts to spending or entitlements. we haven't even heard the president say good things about the simpson-bowles recommendations, a commission he appointed, a commission that had republicans and democrats on it, a commission that reported that had conservative republicans and liberal democrats saying we ought to do what we can to see the simpson-bowles approach through. it would be nice to see the president endorse a recommendation of a committee he appointed that had a suggestion for taking care of this fiscal cliff problem. if he had done that two years ago, we wouldn't be debating the fiscal cliff today. so there are serious concerns on my side of the aisle that any agreement we reach will result in immediate tax hikes but promise spending --
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
and does so intelligently and effectively. now we face a new challenge. we have a fiscal cliff or a fiscal cliff curb or whatever one terms it, but what we know is if we fail to act, we could be pushed back into recession. our country needs a plan. a plan to get us back on track, to revitalize economic growth, to secure our long-term economic future, and to get the country moving again. and we can do it. we've done much tougher things in the past. you know, i hear people being critical sometimes when they leave here of this institution. let me say i'm not in their ranks. i leave this institution with enormous respect. the united states senate is the greatest deliberative body in the world, and the vast majority of my colleagues, i sincerely believe, are serious minded and have the best interest of the country at heart. i really believe the vast majority of my colleagues want to do what's right for the country. we have differences, enormous differences, about what's the right thing to do, but i have no doubt most of our colleagues are well intentioned. in many circles it's fashionable now t
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
, the headline news for the last many weeks has been the fiscal cliff. in speaking with the president six months before the election, a few weeks before the election, a few days before the election and immediately after the election, he indicated that we needed to get our financial house in order and that his goal was to do just that. but to do that, because of past experiences, he laid out what he wanted, and that's very simple. the rates for those who have been blessed with economic security in this country will have to pay a little bit more and those middle-class americans will have the same tax structure they had for the last many years. he will not raise taxes on the middle class and those people who have done well will have to pay a little bit more. the american people think this is the way it should be. now, madam president, just a little bit of history -- i've said this before and i'll go into a little more detail today. when i first became the leader, i took a trip with a number of senators to south america to countries that we american senators had never been to, like bolivia. it was a
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
cuts. he's been working on a deal with john boehner. they met yesterday to discuss the fiscal cliff. the president will visit a diameter eco-plant in redford. and as "the detroit news" reports, the company plans to announce $109 investment in that plan for new technology and expanding their production. you can watch the president's remarks live at about 2:00 eastern over on our companion network, c-span. >> friday, former reagan officials reflected on the 1987 negotiations on a nuclear missile treaty with the soviet union. the intermediate nuclear forces treaty, or inf, led to the destruction of thousands of europe-based nuclear missiles on both sides. speakers here will include former assistant secretary of state richard burt, former u.s. ambassador to the soviet union, jack matlock, and will also there from former assistant secretary of state rozanne ridgway. the american foreign service association posted this hour and 20 minute event. >> i would like to wish all other good morning. one. i'm susan johnson, the president and i would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all. a
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
of negotiations over what is called the fiscal cliff. also, don't forget to explore the history and literary culture of new york capital city of albany this weekend. book tv is on c-span2 and american history to be on c-span three. >> coming up at 7:00 c-span will be lot of discussion unskilled immigrants. virginia senator mark warner is sponsoring a bill to allow more highly skilled veterans and to the u.s. >> we have had these this the five explosions of knowledge in madison, but we have not coordinated care. all the services that we have end up having some any cracks that the cracks are as harmful as the diseases that we are treating. we have to step back and ask, you know, are we hurting people overall? and income on a global level where we doing some times? and, of course, now we have to these reports saying 30 percent of everything we do may not be necessary in after. we will be step back, 30 percent of all the medications we prescribe, the tests we order, the procedures. this is something, i think, which is for the first time really being called out as a problem. >> dysfunction in the
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
but we understand we're in a tough fiscal challenge, and it's important to get new revenues in as well as spending cuts. i think that we, we work to not let this go over the cliff. i think we do it because what i did it because it's the right policy to not let it happen, but we also, the economy and americans and investors and consumers -- >> that's the question. you believe the economy -- that's what, okay, goes to a little bit. do you believe the economy could withstand the effect of allowing bush tax cuts to expire for all americans? >> well, i think, again, you know that's not all the discussion. the fiscal cliff, the amt, they would affect 27 million american families, a lot of taxpayers who aren't supposed to have amt. or other parts of this. so i think when you about the concern, it's not actually really the tax break. i don't buy that at all. i don't think we, we need to increase tax rates. spent if you go over on the tax rates go up on everyone and amt and the dividend and capital gains, all of that -- >> again, i don't think we should do. i think we should dissolve this but i
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
judicial emergencies. and so, mr. president, my last comments have to do with the fiscal cliff. and i stand here 21 days before tax cuts on all americans are going to rise. and they will go up an average $2,200 on an average middle-class family. that's the bad news, they're going to rise. here's the great news. the great news is, the senate already passed legislation to fix the problem. and guess what? we didn't do it yesterday or the day before yesterday. we saw it coming and we passed it on july 25, 2012. we passed the middle class tax cuts. my understanding is we took care of the a.m.t. and the fact is, that you will has to happen -- and the fact is, all that has to happen is for the those take up our bill. if they take up our bill and they pass our bill, we will see everyone in america keep the tax cuts up to $250,000 in income and after that $250,000, we will go back to the clinton rates. here's the really good news, if we do that, we will raise a trillion dollars and reduce our debt by a trillion dollars. there is no reason why speaker boehner shouldn't bring this bill to a floor vote
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
in mandatory across-the-board spending cuts over one year, to drag our nation over the so-called fiscal cliff. what those tax increases mean to an average american family of four earning $50,000 a year is over $2,000 in higher income taxes. add to that expiration of the alternative minimum tax patch, new taxes mandated by the federal health care bill, and the reinstatement of the death tax, which will impact the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and small business owners, which americans will see the largest tax increase in the history of our country. if all of this happens, the congressional budget office predicts the nation's economy will shrink next year and the unemployment rate could rise again. in other words, we go back into recession. i believe we can avoid the fiscal cliff and address our massive deficit but that requires doing three essential things: reforming our tax code, reforming entitlement programs, and better controlling our spending. we can get additional revenue by reforming our tax code. that means closing loopholes and limiting deductions. by closing loopholes and lim
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